Accounting Technology Programs in Idaho

Educational Information:

Accounting technology goes hand in hand with financial and business accounting. Those who obtain their degree in the field will be provided with the knowledge necessary to work as a tax preparer, accountant, bookkeeper, payroll clerk, accounts receivable clerk or accounts payable clerk.

Licensing Information:

To become licensed in the state of Idaho, an individual must take the CPA examination after completing the following requirements:

  • Complete the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement records check form and turn it in along with your application
  • Have a bachelor degree or its equivalent with a minimum of 30 hours in business administration and 20 hours in accounting subjects
  • Completion of 150 hours of study at an accredited institution
  • Earn a graduate degree in the accounting field or a graduate degree with 24 hours of accounting at the undergraduate level or 15 hours in a graduate setting focusing on taxation, auditing, accounting and management accounting or earn a bachelor degree and complete 24 hours in the accounting field at the graduate or undergraduate level and a minimum of 24 hours in business courses
  • Completion of the AICPA ethics course

Employment Information:

Even though Idaho is well-known as being an agricultural state, its largest industry is actually that of technology and science. Accounting for more than 25 percent of the total revenue in the state and 70 percent of their imports, this sector is booming and becoming widespread. Some of the leading employers of accounting professionals are MarkMonitor, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Benewah Medical Center, Glanbia Foods, U.S. Land Management Bureau and D.L. Evans Bancork.

Based on information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are an estimated 3,360 auditors and accountants working in Idaho. Average wage for those working in the field is $60,720.